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— 1 -12/2012
functions for setting up,
managing and using the
DVB-T receiver all you need
to do is press the Menu but-
ton on the remote control.
Obviously, we started with
a channel search, which can
be performed either manu-
ally or automatically. We did
like the fact that – even with
an automatic search – you
don’t need to scan all fre-
quencies (the entire VHF/
UHF bands are pre-set by
default) but can select or
de-select individual bands as
you see fit.
Speed is of the essence
when it comes to a chan-
nel search, and we have to
say the DTP2100 is not re-
ally a Formula 1 champion.
It took some nine minutes to
search the entire VHF/UHF
ranges based on the pre-de-
fined frequency chart. While
this does not make the Jiu-
zhou box a top achiever, we
should point out that it de-
tected all active frequencies
It’s true that the number
of DVB-T channels available
in a given market pales in
comparison with DVB-S re-
ception, but it’s nonetheless
helpful to have a number of
channel editing functions at
hand in order to customise
the receiver according to
your personal preferences.
With the Jiuzhou DTP2100
it is possible to delete,
move, PIN-lock or rename
entries, as well as to mark
certain channels for skip-
ping. Whenever you want
to delete channels a corre-
sponding symbol is added
to those channels, with the
The titles of the current
and next event are shown
in the info bar.
By default, each
recording is set for a
duration of 120 minutes,
which can either be
confirmed or adjusted after
recording has started.
The receiver is capable
of processing a wide range
of different video formats.
A single touch of a
button on the remote
control is all it takes to
delete, rename or play back
A timeline on the
bottom of the screen
facilitates navigation
during playback.
actual deletion process only
taking place when you’re
done and want to leave the
channel edit menu.
You need to confirm your
selection before channels
are finally deleted, so that
you can never remove en-
tries unintentionally. We be-
lieve that’s a great idea and
one that could (or shall we
say: should) find copycats
among other manufacturers
as well. In addition, a total
of eight favourites lists are
available, all of which can be
individually named and ed-
In the Settings menu you
can adjust parameters for
OSD language (with Eng-
lish, Korean and Chinese to
choose from), screen aspect
or 16:9) and presen-
tation of 4:3 content on a
panel (letterbox, pan &
It is here that the eight
timer slots can be edited,
or new timer entries can be
created manually.
As expected, the Guide
menu item calls up the in-
tegrated electronic program
guide, which sports a con-
venient layout and shows six
program events at a time.
Using the cross-shaped ar-
row keys on the remote con-
trol you can easily navigate
within the EPG and a time-
line bar helps you select a
specific day for EPG informa-
Like most PVR receivers
the Jiuzhou DTP2100 allows
creating a timer entry by
simply selecting the desired
event in the EPG. What’s
more, repeat timer events
can easily be set up as well.
In everyday use the Jiu-
zhou DTP2100 is a pleasant
companion. As usual a touch
of the OK button calls up the
channel list, which sports an
easy to use design.
The only thing we felt was
annoying is the fact that
the channel list remains on
screen even after a new
channel has been selected.
In addition, the receiver
does not insert an info bar
every time a new channel
appears on screen, so us-
ers are left without informa-